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Title: Changing paradigms in construction competitiveness research
Authors: Ulutaş Duman, Dilek
Giritli, Heyecan
Keywords: Competition
Corporate strategy
Construction industry
Project management
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Source: Ulutaş Duman, D., and Giritli, H. (2014). Changing paradigms in construction competitiveness research. In A. Raiden and E. Aboagye-Nimo (Eds.). Paper presented at the 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 1-3 September (pp. 1275-1284). Reading: ARCOM.
Abstract: In the construction industry, every company has to apply some kind of strategic solutions in order to maintain their competitiveness. Although there are variety of discussions of what is the meaning of 'competitiveness' and 'strategy' keywords, in generic terms while the competitiveness means gaining advantage against rivals, strategy refers the actions that provide competitiveness. Construction management literature is abundant in researches, which evaluate the competitiveness strategies of construction industry organizations, however, they approach the "competitiveness" concept from variety of theoretical backgrounds and methodological perspectives. There is a requirement for a systematic summary of the literature in order to demonstrate the changing paradigms in competitiveness research. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to analyse and identify the changing paradigms in construction competitiveness research by utilizing meta-analysis methodology to six leading construction management journals from 2000 to 2014. Findings of the research will clarify how the research focus, level of analysis, sources of information, contribution of papers, author orientation and utilization of different schools of thoughts have changed in time and how future directions could be designed in construction competitiveness research.
Description: 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014; Portsmouth; United Kingdom; 1 September 2014 through 3 September 2014
ISBN: 9780955239083
Appears in Collections:Architecture / Mimarlık
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection

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